News

October 21, 2019

UMass Amherst students Arianna Kazemi, Connor Kennedy and Gabri Silverman, undergraduate winners of the American Statistical Association (ASA) Public Health Data Challenge, and their advisor, Associate Professor of Biostatistics Nicholas Reich, have published an article exploring the differences in the death, arrest and reoffending rates for opioid users in the USA.

Fruit and Veggies
October 8, 2019

The University of Massachusetts Amherst-based New Moms Wellness Study is recruiting pregnant women and new, breastfeeding moms for groundbreaking research into the impact of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables on breast cancer risk.

September 25, 2019

Five SPHHS faculty members have been promoted or granted tenure over the summer of 2019.

September 24, 2019

A UMass Amherst interdisciplinary research team has received a $3.1 million NIH grant to measure the impact of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables on the breast cancer risk of lactating women. In the unprecedented research, called the New Moms Wellness Study, environmental toxicologist Kathleen Arcaro, nutritionist Lindiwe Sibeko and cancer epidemiologist Susan Sturgeon will use breastmilk to assess whether eating at least eight to 10 daily servings of deeply pigmented and nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables reduces biomarkers of breast cancer risk.

September 24, 2019

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences welcomes five new full-time faculty members into its ranks this academic year. New tenure-track faculty hires for Fall 2019 include Zhengqing Ouyang and Cassandra Spracklen in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, and Wouter Hoogkamer and Amanda Paluch in the Department of Kinesiology. Elizabeth Salerno Valdez joins the Department of Health Promotion and Policy as a full-time lecturer.

September 24, 2019

The SPHHS is among the Leading Public Health Programs 2019 featured regionally alongside a Newsweek feature titled “What Can a Degree in Public Health Do For You?”

September 16, 2019

The Physical Activity in Pregnancy Lab is seeking healthy pregnant women between the ages of 18 and 40 who are less than 20 weeks pregnant to participate in a research study on pregnancy and physical activity.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson
September 13, 2019

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences has announced the appointment of Professor Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson as Chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Policy. Bertone-Johnson has served in an interim capacity for the past year.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg
September 12, 2019

New findings released from a groundbreaking gambling study led by Research Professor of Epidemiology Rachel Volberg show that out-of-state casino gambling among Massachusetts residents decreased significantly after the Commonwealth’s first slot parlor, Plainridge Park Casino, opened in Plainville in the summer of 2015.

UMass Amherst Biostatistics and Epidemiology graduate students at SER annual meeting
July 29, 2019

Graduate students and faculty from the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology attended and presented their research at the 2019 Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) Annual Meeting held in Minneapolis, Minnesota this past June.

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